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Texas Chuck Wagon Chili

Texas Chuck Wagon Chili

Hearty appetites will be satisfied when served bowls brimming with spicy, Southwestern-style chili.


  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 4 large onions, cut into eighths
  • 4 to 4 1/2 pounds fresh beef brisket (not corned beef), trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 4 dried ancho chiles, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-ounce carton)
  • 2 large yellow, red or green bell peppers, cut into 2 1/2-inch strips
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired

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  1. Heat oil in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook onions in oil for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  2. Stir in beef, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook about 13 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is lightly browned; drain.
  3. Place beef mixture in 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in chiles, cumin and broth.
  4. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
  5. Stir in bell peppers. Increase heat setting to High.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until bell peppers are hot.
  7. Serve with cheese.

Prep Time: 55 min | Total Time: 10 hr, 5 min | Yield: 8 servings

Beef brisket is a cut of beef taken from the breast section under the first five ribs. It requires long, slow, moist cooking, making it the perfect choice for this recipe.

Ancho chiles are dried poblano chiles. They have a rich, slightly sweet taste. They can be mild to pungent in flavor but are not excessively hot.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 435 Calories from Fat 180 Total Fat 20g Saturated Fat 7g Cholesterol 130mg Sodium 1250mg Total Carbohydrate 12g Dietary Fiber 2g Protein 52g

% Daily Value*: Iron 32%

Exchanges: 2 Vegetable; 7 Lean Meat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury